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Forum topic by bill1608 posted 12-04-2017 01:18 AM 199 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bill1608

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12-04-2017 01:18 AM

I found a 2001 RBI 226VS Ultra Hawk for sale . Haven’t seen it, but the guy says it was used very little. What is a fair price for one in good, excellent or mint condition?


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#1 posted 12-04-2017 06:35 PM

thats rather hard to answer. one thing i notice is the resale price on scrollsaws can be quite a bit lower than other power tools. seems the more used/known the tool( table saw for instance) the higher the resale.
beings its a 2001 model( are there replacement parts available for this model?) myself id try and stay around $300-$350.
thats a low number and even with low use, its still a 16 year old saw.

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#2 posted 12-04-2017 10:38 PM

That saw was bought out by another company (can’t remember name), but they are still making it (with some small design changes), and still offer parts for the older machines.

They are a highly rated machine. One of the best.

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#3 posted 12-05-2017 12:02 PM

I bought a 1998 220 VS 2 years ago for $200, since then I’ve seen a couple of those and 2-226s listed and they were all under $450, most often in the $300-$350 price range. As someone said you can still get parts and they are very good saws. So if you’re a scroller it may just what you need.

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